It's soon to be "springtime" in Vancouver, B. C.: The New Year or "Spring Festival" in Vancouver's Chinatown will be celebrated Sunday, Feb. 13. It marks the Year of the Rooster...

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It’s soon to be “springtime” in Vancouver, B.C.: The New Year or “Spring Festival” in Vancouver’s Chinatown will be celebrated Sunday, Feb. 13. It marks the Year of the Rooster (2005) and festivities will include feasting, lion dances and hanging of lanterns — all in an effort to chase away bad luck and bad spirits and wish luck and good fortune to everyone in the coming year. The day will be marked by a parade through Chinatown and dancing and martial-arts demonstrations at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. See www.vancouverchinesegarden.com for details.


Washington


Holiday Island Lights Festival, through Dec. 30, San Juan Island. 888-468-3701 or www.guidetosanjuans.com


Winterfest: Fire & Ice, Jan. 15-16, Lake Chelan. 509-682-3503 or www.lakechelan.com


“The Northwest Treaty Trail,” through June 25, Olympia. 360-753-2580, www.washingtonhistory.org/wscm/exhibits.htm


Washington State Capitol tours, daily, Olympia. 360-586-8687 or www.ga.wa.gov/visitor/index.html




Oregon


Christmas Festival of Lights, through Dec. 30, Portland. 503-261-2400 or www.thegrotto.org/events/lights.html


Holiday Fireworks, Dec. 31, Long Beach. 360-642-4421 or www.funbeach.com/events/index.html


Bi-Mart Winter Wonderland, through Jan. 1, Portland. 503-821-4396 or www.globaleventsgrouppdx.com/ wonderland/general.html


Mo’s Crab & Chowder Festival, Jan. 22-23, Turner. 800-344-9463 or www.wvv.com


Idaho


Preston Festival of Lights, through Dec. 31, Preston. 208-852-2703 or www.prestonidaho.org


Winter Spirit Festival of Lights, through Jan. 8, Lewiston. 208-743-3531 or www.lewistonchamber.org


British Columbia


A Victorian Chistmas, through Dec. 31, Victoria. 250-475-6635 or www.victorianchristmas.ca




First Night 05,
Dec. 31, Vancouver. 604-872-0928 or www.firstnightvancouver.ca


Christmas at Butchart Gardens, through Jan. 6, Victoria. 866-652-4422 or www.butchartgardens.com/ entertain/christmas.php




First Night,
Dec. 31, Whistler. 604-938-2769 or www.tourismwhistler.com/to_do/events.asp


Snowboard Championships, Jan 15-22, Whistler. 877-991-9988 or www.whistlerworlds.com


Tourism offices


Washington: 800-890-5493 www.experiencewashington.com


Oregon: 800-547-7842 www.traveloregon.com


Idaho: 800-635-7820 www.visitid.org


British Columbia: 800-663-6000 www.hellobc.com




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